Today, May 20, 2021, marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. In honor of GAAD, we’re sharing resources to learn more about accessibility in higher education.
- Report Outlines How Institutions Can Support the Mental Health of Graduate Students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- The Changing Face of Science (Inside Higher Ed) – New data highlight minorities and women in science, along with one particularly understudied group: scientists with disabilities.
- On Leave and On Their Own (Inside Higher Ed) – Boston University mental health experts published a set of guides for helping students who take leaves of absence for psychological reasons.
- As Colleges Strive for a Return to Normal, Students With Disabilities Say, ‘No Thanks’ (Chronicle of Higher Ed)- Pandemic necessity showed the universal benefits of learning accommodations. Is there any going back?
- A Difficult Pathway (Inside Higher Ed) – Faculty members with disabilities say stigma prevents some from being open about their conditions, and the path to the academy still has its barriers.
Additional Events and Opportunities:
- 2021 Disability Research Mentorship Program for Black Graduate Students Program aims to support Black students and provide guidance about disability research and publication
- CSforALL Community Call: Removing Accessibility Barriers in Computer Science Education– Join on Thursday, May 20th at 1:00 PM EDT with CSforALL’s Member, Bootstrap, as they share their internal four-step approach to make their curricular modules accessible for ALL students.